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KANDI COMES TO YOUR HOME

Traveling to the leading sewing classes can be costly. Firstly, there is the cost of the class -- usually over $500. Then there's the gasoline if you drive or airfare if you fly. There is also the cost of hotels, food, and special supplies for the class. A class for just one person can easily run over $800; usually more! In addition to the cost, you usually have to spend one or two-days traveling and travel these days can be frustrating. Now, for about the cost of attending a large commercial class, you have have well-known expert instructor, Kandi Christian, a Martha Pullen licensed teacher, in your home teaching a private group of you and your friends.

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

Invite enough of your friends to meet the class minimum. There is an 8 person minimum for the one-day classes and a 6 person minimum for the others. Each person will pay the class and kit fees. Just set up an area in your home where everyone can enjoy sewing and sharing time with their friends while learning something new. Each kit includes all the fabulous fabrics, laces and notions you'll need. The kits also include all the specialty threads, stabilizers, and other notions needed for the projects. You and your friends only have to bring your own sewing machines and basic sewing supplies. This couldn't be easier!

"This was the best class I have ever attended--and I've been to them all

Sandy S. Student from California

HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT?

Classes in your home are smaller and more intimate. You will enjoy the personal attention that you could never receive in a large class setting of 20 or more attendees. This means that you will learn more techniques with more time to finish more projects during your class. More is definitely better.

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

Booking a class is easy as 1, 2, 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Select your class from the many described in this brochure. Contact us to arrange your dates and to schedule your class. Reserve the class with a $100 deposit by check or credit card. We'll send you a complete class packet with class information, a contract, and a list of basic sewing supplies. Invite your friends to share this wonderful class with you. Make your second payment consisting of one-half of the balance six weeks* before the class. Make the final payment two weeks before the first day of class. Enjoy yourselves as you learn and make the class projects!

* If you wish to book a class at the last minute, then the full amount will be due at time of booking.

REFUND POLICY

The $200 deposit is non-refundable. If the first payment has been made and you cancel the class, your payment will be returned less any non-refundable expenses incurred by the instructor such as transportation and hotel fees. No refunds will be given after the final payment.

ONE-DAY CLASSES

All classes include hands-on workshops and demonstrations where students learn tips, tricks and techniques to advance their sewing skills. Classes also include full instructions. One-day classes cost is $90 per person the cost of the kits. There is an 8 person minimum for these classes, no maximum.

IT'S NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S LACE

Explore how versatile lace can be for creating beautiful garments and home decor. In class you will make a beautiful silk sachet using lace shaping and a stunning lace-edged towel. These projects will use different decorative stitches or machine embroidery depending on the sewing machines used in class.

CREATIVE LACE MAKING BY MACHINE

Who would have thought that you could make lace on a regular sewing machine? This class shows you how! Use your sewing machine to make beautiful lace. You will make insertion lace, Battenberg lace, edging lace, Swiss lace and more. You can make yards and yards of lace at a fraction of the cost of purchasing it, with the added benefit of being able to make it in any color you wish. You will make a beautiful "lace-edged" linen handkerchief and also learn a unique way to make perfect lace corners.

LACE SHAPING WORKSHOP

Learn how to make hearts, diamonds and other shapes with lace. Explore making miter corners, create curves, add embroidered or decoration in the center and more as you create a workbook filled with different shapes and designs. See how fun and useful lace shaping is.

"Kandi is one of the best teachers I have ever taken classes from. I can't wait until she comes here again."

Debbie W. Student from England

MADEIRA, MADEIRA, MADEIRA!

Madeira appliqué has been around for hundreds of years. Learn how to do this age-old technique on your sewing machine. You'll be able to successfully create Madeira appliqués and scalloped hems while making an Irish linen towel using reverse Madeira appliqué and a scalloped Madeira hem. These techniques will never seem mysterious again once you learn the secret to Madeira by machine.

SEWING WITH SILK

Silk is the Queen of Fabrics. Working with it requires special techniques. In this class you will learn many special skills for sewing different kinds of silk that can be used for any future project. On a variety of different silk fabrics, you will practice various seam finishes such as French and Hong Kong, how to prevent puckered seams and will learn a tailor's hem that is perfect for silk and more While making a silk pillow, you will also learn Kandi's special "faux piping" method that is ideal for silk or any other expensive fabric.

HEIRLOOM QUILTING

Please see page 10 for the full description of this class. One quilt square will be made in class.

I learned more in Kandi's classes than so many other class I've taken.

Jane B Student from Texas

TWO-DAY CLASSES

All classes include hands-on workshops and demonstrations where students learn tips, tricks and techniques to advance their sewing skills. Classes also include full instructions. Two-day classes cost $150 per person the cost of the kits. There is a 6 person minimum for these classes, no maximum.

FUNDAMENTALS OF HEIRLOOM SEWING

Two full days of the fundamentals of heirloom sewing for those who are just beginning or for anyone who wants to polish their skills. You will learn entredeux joining, pin tucking, lace joining, Madeira appliqué, reverse Madeira appliqué and gimp work as you create a pillow with lace and entredeux, a pillowcase with pin tucks and a scalloped Madeira hem, and a most elegant linen table runner showcasing the perfect mitered corners, gimp work and reverse Madeira appliqué .

QUICK AND EASY GIFTS

Cross everyone off your gift list! In just two days you'll create beautiful gifts that will look like you spent months constructing them. We will make towels, grocery bags, candle covers, pillows, slippers and sachets. While sewing these exquisite gifts for family and friends, you will learn the art of embellishment.

"Kandi I really enjoyed your class and your teaching. You did a great job."

Debbie S. Student from Washington

QUICK AND EASY GIFTS - EMBROIDERY

This class is the same as the one above, but uses embroidery machines when making the gifts. A CD for each person, containing all the designs for the class, will be mailed ahead of time so that the designs can be pre-loaded on everyone's machine or machine card before class.

FUN WITH DECORATIVE STITCHES

Explore how exciting the decorative stitches are on your machine can be. In class you will make a workbook as you experiment with stitch size, use different needles, different threads and then make a beautiful tee-shirt with reverse Madeira appliqué and a decorative stitched band on the sleeves (students provide their own tee shirts). You will also make a beautiful pillow using decorative stitches and reverse Madeira appliqué

THREE-DAY

CLASSES

All classes include hands-on workshops and demonstrations where students learn tips, tricks and techniques to advance their sewing skills. Classes also include full instructions. Three-day classes cost $275 per person the cost of the kits. There is a 6 person minimum for these classes, no maximum..

SEWING FOR THE ROMANTIC HOME

You'll experience three full days of fascinating heirloom sewing techniques including lace shaping, gimp work, lace joining, reverse Madeira appliqué, drawn thread work, puffing and more. You'll create a hanger cover using special lace-shaping techniques. You will also create a pillow as you perfect the skills of attaching silk ribbon, puffing, pin tucks, and joining entredeux. To finish with a flourish, you will construct a linen placemat with drawn thread work, gimping, and reverse Madeira appliqué.

"We all had so much fun we laughed and laughed all the time while learning."

Rebecca G. Student from Arizona

EMBROIDERY FOR THE ROMANTIC HOME

Using your embroidery machine, you will create and then embellish beautiful items for your home. We will cover stabilizer options, techniques for different fabrics and hooping for continuous designs - no matter what size hoop you have. You will make a stunning lace-edged embroidered towel and a monogrammed linen table runner with a satin stitched edge. You will also make a pillowcase with an embroidered edge. A CD for each person, containing the designs for class, will be mailed ahead of time so that the designs can be pre-loaded on everyone's machine or machine card before class.

FIVE-DAY CLASSES

All classes include hands-on workshops and demonstrations where students learn tips, tricks and techniques to advance their sewing skills. Classes also include full instructions. Five-day classes cost per person the cost of the kits is listed below for each class. There is a 6 person minimum and a 15 person maximum for these classes.

HEIRLOOM QUILTING

In this five day class you will create a beautiful heirloom quilt in the class! This fascinating quilt includes a variety of techniques including, but not limited to, lace shaping, Madeira appliqué, optional machine embroidery, lace-to-entredeux, lace-to-lace, cathedral windows, decorative stitching and much more. On the last day we will also construct the quilt itself using supplied heirloom quality batting and learn a special mitered corner technique. This is our most popular class. Class/Kit Cost $550 / Person.

I learned more in Kandi's classes than so many other class I've taken.

Jane B Student from Texas

HEIRLOOM CHRISTENING GOWN

Here's your chance to create a gorgeous christening gown, bonnet and slip made from the finest Swiss Batiste and French lace. Under the watchful eye of the instructor, even if you have never made anything like this before, you will be able to sew this breathtaking gown in class. This masterpiece will be enhanced with lace shaping, entredeux, baby piping, and much more in this comprehensive five day class. Bring your embroidery machine and software if you have them and add some machine embroidery to your gown. This exquisite christening set is guaranteed to remain a treasured family heirloom forever. Class/Kit Cost: $650 / Person

Learn

Laugh

Discover New Techniques

Kandi L. Christian, MBA is a well-known and popular teacher of classes both in the USA and England. She is a licensed Martha Pullen instructor and has been an educator for several sewing machine companies. She is an expert sewer and an effective and entertaining instructor. In addition to writing articles for magazines such as Sew Beautiful, Designs in Machine Embroidery and Sew News, Threads and Creative Machine Embroidery, she has also written 5 books on sewing and the business of sewing and teaching. She was also tapped by the BBC to be their expert seamstress for their TV show "While You Were Out." She has been a featured speaker at many trade shows and conferences and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for art of sewing.

22365 El Toro Road, Suite 420 Lake Forest, CA 92630

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